|Goddess of the Hearth|
|Goddess of Home and Family|
|The Last Olympian|
Hestia (Ἑστία in Ancient Greek, meaning "hearth" or "fireside") is the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, the right ordering of domesticity, and family. Her Roman counterpart is Vesta. is the eldest child of Kronos and Rhea.
Hestia was the first born child of the Titans Kronos and Rhea. She was the goddess of the hearth and home, and every household in Greece had a sacrificial flame in her honor. Like Hades, Poseidon, Demeter, and Hera, she was swallowed by Kronos, and spent her childhood inside his stomach, until her brother, Zeus, came and rescued her and her siblings. Because she was the first to be born and swallowed and the last to be to be thrown up by Kronos, she is called both the oldest and the youngest of Kronos' and Rhea's children.
Hestia found Gnoxious
Hestia is initially described as an eight year old girl with mousy-brown hair and "warm and cozy" eyes of fire. She wears a simple brown dress or robes with a scarf wrapped around her head. Hestia is often seen with an iron staff that she uses to tend the hearth.
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Hestia can change her into her Roman counterpart, Vesta. As Vesta, she becomes more disciplined, militaristic, and warlike. In ancient times, the Vestal Virgins were maiden priestesses who maintained the sacred fire that was spread to every Roman household. As such, it is possible that the Virgins are the Roman counterpart of the Hunters of Artemis, but were probably less aggressive and don't fight. Hestia was envisioned by the Greeks as the gentle goddess of domesticity whereas Vesta was considered to be the stern guardian of the Roman state.
Hestia appears to be of a calm and humble disposition, showing a higher degree of kindness than other gods who frequently takes offense at the slightest provocation. She is a very wise goddess and places priority maintaining peace and harmony amongst her family, the Olympians, by knowing when it is appropriate to give in. Having vowed to be a virgin forever, Hestia has no children and places value in chastity. Much like Artemis, she favors the form of a young girl most of the time, although she has been seen as a grown woman.
- Possesses the standard abilities of a goddess.
- Can allow others to witness events from the past, present, and future that deal with the family.